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ASTA Sets the Record Straight About How Travel Agents Work
The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) is responding vigorously to the recent error-ridden article about travel agents entitled "This Is the No. 1 Secret to Cheap Travel That Your Travel Agent Won’t Tell You" by Barri Segal.

American Society of Travel Agents Launches New Trade Publication, Travel Advisor
With the goal of better serving its members with relevant and compelling content and showcasing industry-leading expertise, the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) announces the launch of a new trade magazine, Travel Advisor. Formerly known as ASTAnetwork Magazine, the rebranded Travel Advisor will launch in May 2018.

ASTA Partners with Special Needs Group
The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) today announced that Special Needs Group, Inc. (SNG) has been appointed the official mobility and special needs partner for both ASTA and its sister association, the National Association of Career Travel Agents (NACTA).

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ASTA Launches New Member Communication Platforms Members Only - Please Login
Our goal at the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) is to provide you with the most relevant and compelling content that will help you better serve your clients and grow your businesses.

Trump Administration Issues New Cuba Regulations Members Only - Please Login
Today, the Trump Administration released updated regulations governing U.S. trade and travel with Cuba.As you will remember from our June member alert, President Trump announced at that time that these regulations would be updated "in the coming months."

Action Requested: Targeted Call Campaign on H.R. 2515
As you know, one of our top legislative priorities this year is the Travel Agent Retail Fairness Act (H.R. 2515), which would remove travel agencies from an arbitrary regulatory "blacklist"..

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ASTA on the Hill This Week
Another busy week for ASTA's Government Affairs team! We got some time this week with Rep. Mike Quigley of Illinois to discuss travel infrastructure and the state of the travel agency industry; Rep.

Royal Caribbean Announces New Cruise Credit Commission Policy
As seen in Travel Pulse this week, Royal Caribbean is announcing a new cruise credit commission policy. Many travelers changed their planned vacations due to the hurricanes last fall – during which Royal protected all travel agent commissions.

Room Block Closes Tomorrow for ASTA Destination Expo 2018
There's still time to register for ASTA Destination Expo 2018 in Athens, Greece!Hilton Athens, our official hotel, has just added rooms at the convention rate for April 7 - April 20...

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